Just Write: Month 4

I’m alright, I just need to recharge.

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Well, here we are with my writing report! So how’d I do?

…Wait, is anyone on WordPress even interested in reading the blog of an aspiring writer?

…Whatevs! Let’s get into it!

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Final Week Fables: A Tall Tale

The volume of even his inside voice bowled over a handful of the small barefoot things. The stench of his breath knocked out a few more.

This week, I was uninspired in my free time and busy in my work time. I really felt like I didn’t want to do any writing when I reached the weekend.

So, did I take my own advice and take a break, or did I stubbornly push myself past the point of reason to essentially write one short story in one night?

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Shoulda taken that left turn at Albuquerque.

Well, why don’t you read it and decide for yourself how closely I took my own advice.

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Final Week Fables: Bookwyrm

“You’re…kind of a prideful wanker, aren’t you?”
“I’m a very large dragon with a very large library. I’ve earned it.”

And we’re back with this month’s short story! Because yes, The Write Stuff also sometimes writes stuff. It’s almost as if the name was picked deliberately!

So, the image which inspired this week’s story is:

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No, YOU tell him our books are overdue.

And as you can obviously see, credit for the picture belongs to Lindsey Burcar!

Yes, I am aware that a dragon is four-legged with wings, a wyvern is two-legged and uses its wings as forearms, and wyrms are essentially giant snakes. BUT I MUST ALWAYS HAVE A PUNNY TITLE. THAT WAS THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS BLOG.

So come, stay awhile and listen! …OK, read with your eyes, because you are viewing this online and using a different set of senses. Unless, of course, you transcribe this and convert it to text-to-speech…

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Fabletop: Role Play In Games

To be fair, most players act as if they have 6 Intelligence anyway.

WWYCD: What Would Your Character Do?

D&D and other tabletop RPGs can be boiled down to two things: The rules, and the writing. The crunch, and the fluff. The dice rolls, and the player roles.

Alright, that was multiple examples, but they all amount to the same pair! And today, I’ll be talking about the soul of the game: Roleplaying.

In other words, your old childhood games of playing pretend, only now with more MATH!

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Batman: A Study In Being Batly Written

But the simple truth is that in the real world, we want very little to do with people who are horribly flawed with no intention to fix themselves.

So I found Logan a brilliant-but-joyless-watch-once movie. I thought Bloodborne had no emotional resonance or coherent storytelling (or rather, had a hidden coherent story which it did not tell in a way that made you care). And I thought that Batman: White Knight was a hamfisted political agenda which required the universe to be warped in its “hero’s” favour. All of the above are widely held as masterpieces of fictional works.

What is the next opinion heresy I will commit as a nerd?

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Captain America: Hail Hydra.

Simple: Flat out state that, handled poorly, Batman is a boring and unlikable character.

Now that my CLICKBAIT has your attention, proceed if you wish to hear one nerd’s opinion which is entirely personal and in no way represents objective fact!

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Final Week Fables: Love On The Mind

I UNDERSTAND TIMING IS IMPORTANT IN THE COURTSHIP RITUALS OF SURFACE-DWELLERS.

ONCE AGAIN, THE MONTH APPROACHES ITS LAST WEEKEND. AND THIS PATHETIC, SIMPERING BLOG SHALL ONCE AGAIN PROVIDE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE FORM OF A PIECE OF HASTILY PRODUCED FICTION.

AND THIS WEEK’S VISUAL CREATION ON WHICH IT IS BASED IS:

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Love is love.

CLEARLY, THIS WILL BE A MOST TENDER AND INTIMATE ACCOUNT. IT IS MOST ASSUREDLY NOT WRITTEN UNDER DURESS OR MIND CONTROL. THE ELDER BRAIN WOULD NEVER DO SUCH A THING TO INFERIOR LIFEFORMS NO MATTER HOW MUCH THE INSECTS DESERVED IT FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO FIGHT IT.

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Final Week Fables: Sergeant Sinterklaas’s Battle Report

Smashing through the wall in a nine-mount open sleigh, over daemon corpses, laughing all the way.

Well, end of the month, and we made it through a year! So if you’ve been keeping up, you know what that means: Time for a short story!

And this month’s picture inspiration is:

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He’s making a list, checking it twice…

Well. I might not be the expert, but it appears to be a holiday special of some kind.

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